As opposed to writing a long treatise on the beauty of this adidas Originals trio, I’ll let Cakemaster’s pictures do the majority of the explaining here. Simply put, all three models – the Stan Smith, the EQT Running Cushion 93 and the EQT Running Support 93 – reflect back to a different time in footwear.
The two EQT models specifically were part of the early ’90s era of experimentation and specialization for all brands, adidas included. The TORSION® systems alongside and shock-absorbing Impact Cell on the heel made them hits with runners while the simple but bold design elements made these silhouettes dope. I’m also an especially huge fan of how the three Stripes serve double duty on the Support, working as fashion and function.
The Stans need no introduction since they’ve since they’ve been running for 40 years strong, racking up over 40 million pairs sold and making it adidas’ best-selling shoe of all time (there’s a dope archive of info here). They been on sabbatical for a few years and return in style with killer suede on the heel tab and quality, distressed leather on the upper. Yes, most sneaker nerds detest any wrinkling or creasing but here it works by creating a slightly worn appeal, because not all kicks should look white and unblemished like Easter Sunday. Those wrinkles are what good leather should look like.
The baddest of the bad elements for each shoe? The signature shades of green. They’re not loud like the variations we see used today. Instead, they’re all very strong shades that convey the coolness of the color. And even though each model may not be technologically advanced by current standards, they’re still right in step with what’s in fashion: nostalgia and simplicity.
Go to www.adidas.com/originals/ for all the true tech specs and purchasing info. Thank you to Leila F. and the global adidas Originals team for sending these over. I greatly appreciate them – both the shoes and the people behind the brand.